Betty Reid Soskin Fund

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Raised by 364 people in 33 months
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Nicholas Arzio
on behalf of Betty Soskin
 EL CERRITO, CA

Around 1:45 AM on June 27, 2016, a man broke into 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin's apartment in Richmond, CA, where he brutally beat and robbed her.  Her face was badly bruised from the attack and many of her possessions were taken, including an iPad, laptop, cellphone, and her commemorative coin collection including one given to her by President Barack Obama for being the oldest park ranger in the U.S.   President Obama has announced that he will  replace this coin.

I'm Nicholas Arzio from El Cerrito.  I met Ms. Soskin at an Awards Dinner where she was the honoree and we are facebook friends.  All gifts (net of processing fees https://www.gofundme.com/pricing) will go directly to Ms. Soskin to help her replace the stolen items and meet her immediate needs and wishes.  Thank you for your support!
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Here is a special thank you statement from Betty: "Your gifts will help me re-establish my home on the planet and that I am grateful for, because I do not want to move. I am going to reclaim my space from the violation. I could not have done it without your help! There will be fresh paint, new carpeting, a restoration."
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I visited Betty today and she appears to be recovering from her recent traumatic event. I told her that 248 people sent gifts totaling over $11,000 so far and have left dozens of inspiring messages for her. We both shed tears. "How do I thank them all?" she asked. I suggested that she take some time and think about what she would like to say. She wants to read through all of the comments and will ask me to post a statement in a couple days. After today's visit, I'm more thankful than ever for your generosity! I believe Betty will put your gifts to good use to make her life safer and happier.
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We are approaching $10k in under 24hrs. So proud! Keep it up!
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We are currently at $4705 after just 9 hours! Betty and her son have expressed their gratefulness for our efforts! Keep giving!
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$15,061 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 364 people in 33 months
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Created June 30, 2016
Nicholas Arzio
on behalf of Betty Soskin
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JW
$10
Jasmine Warren
33 months ago
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When will we lift ourselves from shame, ignorance, depravity!!! I hate you people so much. This woman is 94.... 94 years old. Life is hard enough without not being able to enjoy even your sunset. Ought to be ashamed of yourselves!!!!

$25
Eva Good
33 months ago
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Love you Betty & David

CW
$10
Carolyn Wright
33 months ago
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We enjoyed so much meeting you at the Rosie museum when my family visited a year ago.

JF
$20
Julie Fry
33 months ago
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We're with you, Betty.

JC
$10
jessica casillas
33 months ago
2
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My prayers and thoughts are with you! Get well soon.

$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
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HC
$25
Helen Canin
33 months ago
3
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Feel well soon and go back to work. We have been to your presentations and have been very impressed with them and you!

$25
Adrian Smith
33 months ago
3
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With you all the way, sister.

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